HC Deb 16 July 1929 vol 230 cc191-2

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether a new cross-river communication between North and South Shields forms part of the Government's proposals to deal with unemployment on Tyneside; and, if so, whether he can indicate the stage the proposal has reached?

14. Mr. EDE

asked the Lord Privy Seal if his attention has been called to the need for a bridge or tunnel connection between the boroughs of South Shields and Tynemouth; and if he is prepared to consider a proposal to meet this need among the schemes for dealing with the relief of unemployment?


I have been asked to reply. My attention has been called in general terms to the need for improved communications across the lower Tyne. I understand that the matter is now under consideration by the North and South Tyneside Joint Town Planning Committee, but no definite proposals have reached me.


Is the bon. Member aware that the County Borough of South Shields is not represented on that committee, and will he undertake to receive their representations separately from those of the committee, if they desire to tender them?


If the county borough is not represented on the Joint Town Planning Committer. I shall be happy to consider any representations that they may care to make.